Save our Special Needs Program

We are the only paint recycling program in the world with an emphasis on hiring and training people with special needs. 

Almost everyone has house paint that they do not need and would like to recycle in the best way possible. 

We have created a program that empowers adults with disabilities and trains job/life skills by collecting unwanted paint and recycling it into new paint and other products.   We provide a service that people want but cannot find funding to provide.  

We currently have 10 adults on the EarthPaint.org team who are thriving.  We want to create more jobs for people who are having difficulty finding and retaining a job. 

Our government and EPA funding has disappeared and we are months away from ending our program.  Our board has invested everything to keep the program running and work multiple jobs to keep our team employed and our service running.


Everyone that we talk to says, "What you do is amazing, thank you for your efforts"; but we still do not raise enough money to keep our recycling center running. 

Local municipalities have turned us down for funding because they too lack a budget to contribute to sustainability programs or programs for adults with disabilities. 

Recycled Paint is the future.   It is better for the environment because it skips the mining process that creates a great deal of pollution .  It uses less water, less electricity , less raw material and less carbon.    We just take it to the next level by helping people as well. 

However people are not familiar with recycled paint and may believe that it is inferior,  which is the opposite of the truth.  

The paint that our team makes covers better, is more durable and makes painting easier.  

Our goal is to create hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs of our special needs team in many places around the country,  but our dreams are being crushed by our own government and big business marketing before we can even make a difference.    Please don't let that happen. 

We hope to raise the money that will keep our one facility open for another year.   We hope that this will give us time to educate people about the benefits of what we do and at the same time invent the machines that our team can operate to do their jobs better and safer and create a revenue stream that will continue to fund our employment/recycling program for decades.
  • Kristina Vasilic 
    • $5 
    • 3 mos
  • William Atkinson 
    • $1,000 
    • 4 mos
  • jeff heeman 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Charles Aldous 
    • $5 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer

Christopher Mccarthy 
Organizer
Wood Dale, IL
EarthPaint.org 
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